Reviews and Problems with Vanguard Alta Pro 253CB 50
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lightweight, yet solid
6 February 2013
Excerpt: This tripod with the SBH-50 was an incredible bargain.The SBH-50 doesn't have a separate pan control and is somewhat lightweight, so I ordered the SBH-100. Now I have the perfect combo, still at a bargain. I will keep the SBH-50 for a future monopod purchase. I went to a few landsape outings already, this tripod is lightweight, yet solid. Extending the legs is effortless. It is so versatile with the tilting center column that you can get the camera to any angle you wish.
Pros: Attaches Firmly, Good Stability, Large Range of Motion, Strong Clamp
Excerpt: I use this tripod for landscapes, general outdoor photography and some studio projects. It sets up fast, is very stable and adjusts quickly. The center post's ability to swing out at an angle has become one of my favorite features and has allowed me to set up shots that would have been much more difficult before, such as positioning the camera over the edge of a balcony railing a bit.
Pros: Attaches Firmly, Good Stability, Sets up quickly
Excerpt: I use a D300 and Nikkor 300mm F4 plus teleconverter most of the time. The Vanguard tripod and head work very well. I take them on kayak tours and hikes to take shots of wildlife.. I also use them in my stained glass studio and on location. The tripod is lightweight, strong and stable, and can be adjusted to handle any position I've ever needed. I'm very pleased.
Pros: Good Stability, Large Range of Motion, Lightweight
Excerpt: Very nice quality works perfectly as it should. Only complaint would be the small knob on the ball lock, not really a problem for me but someone smaller would probably benefit from something with a bit more leverage. Otherwise it's perfect and silky smooth, you'd be hard pressed to find a better platform for the money. Highly recommended!
Pros: Attaches Firmly, Good Stability, Large Range of Motion
Excerpt: I did a lot of research before selecting the 253CB-50. I read hundreds of reviews for various tripods. I read lots of articles and forum posts that recommended various characteristics of good tripods. This tripod had everything that I wanted: carbon fiber, ball head, three segment legs, a maximum weight that I could grow my kit into, an adjustable center post that would swing 180 degrees and a price that I felt comfortable with. <br /><br />It is very light.
Pros: Good Stability, Large Range of Motion, Strong Clamp
Excerpt: Extremely lightweight and yet still stable. Tripod is solidly built of good quality low weight materials. It Holds my D800 with 1lb lens at all angles, fully extended, and with riser set horizontal. Riser adjusts to all angles without removing any component. The tripod is excellent for macro photography. Weight can be added when using heavy lenses or accessories at unusual riser angles.
Pros: Good Stability, Large Range of Motion, Legs are easy to extend, Riser adjusts all angles